Okay, so. THIS conversation is happening in my living room RIGHT NOW.
TB: Mom, why do we have to smell good?? (An obvious ploy to skip a shower)
Me: So girls will want to kiss on you. (An obvious slackass parenting answer)
TB: No really. Why do we all have to smell good?? Why can’t we all just smell bad??
ME: You mean why can’t we all smell like ass??
TB: NO… Just… what if we all smelled bad?? Like, everybody. Then nobody would notice if you stunk.
ME: Because it would be nasty. And we would notice. There would be someone who smelled worse than everybody else. It would be asspocalypse. It would be cat-ass-trophic. It would be awful beyond imagining.
TWH: (Tiring of my slackass answers) It has almost NOTHING to do with whether or not you smell nice and EVERYTHING to do with health. If you’re a disgusting, filthy, smelly pig and you get a cut, it will get INFECTED. You could DIE. THAT’S why we bathe. Now go finish folding your clothes & go get a shower.
TWH is always so damn reasonable.